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House, Senate bills aim to reform PA’s Equal Pay Law

A rally is set for Monday in Harrisburg in support of proposed legislation to update Pennsylvania’s Equal Pay Law, which remains unchanged since 1959. The changes will help fix a “broken” wage system that backers say has allowed a gender pay gap to affect the earning...

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Grant Will Help PA Department Buy ‘Top-Notch’ Apparatus

Volunteers with the Morrisville Fire Co. might soon get a new 500-gallon engine purchased with $200,000 awarded in a state grant last week, three General Assembly members announced. The company will buy a 2020 Pierce Arrow XT heavy duty rescue pumper with a 500-gallon...

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Morrisville Fire Co. gets $200K grant for new engine

Volunteers with the Morrisville Fire Co. might soon get a new 500-gallon engine purchased with $200,000 awarded in a state grant last week, three General Assembly members announced. The company will buy a 2020 Pierce Arrow XT heavy duty rescue pumper with a 500-gallon...

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Killion introduces bill to boost affordable housing

WEST CHESTER—Sen. Tom Killon (R-9) Thursday introduced new legislation, SB 30, to create a Pennsylvania state housing tax credit. “This new tax credit will incentivize private investment in new and existing affordable housing in the Commonwealth,” said Sen. Tom...

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Two Bucks groups win state environmental stewardship awards

The Wilma Quinlan Nature Preserve Committee and Newtown Creek Coalition are winners of the 2019 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. One group restored a hidden gem of a nature preserve in New Britain Borough. The other stabilized the banks of the Newtown...

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State senator introduces radar bill

The latest bill to allow municipal police in Pennsylvania to use radar was introduced Wednesday in Harrisburg, a day after Lancaster City Council passed a resolution calling for such legislation. Sponsored by state Sen. Steven Santarsiero, a Democrat from Bucks...

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Local leaders tour Bucks state parks, assess needs

An assortment of local and state officials made several stops in Bucks and Northampton counties Friday afternoon, including in the Washington Crossing Historic and Delaware Canal state parks, where they said flooding, wear and tear had strained infrastructure. Some...

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Local veterans group awarded $10,000 grant

The grant for the regional chapter of Operation Homefront, administered through the state’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, will provide financial aid for area veterans in need. A $10,000 grant administered by the state’s Department of Military and...

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Hi-tech mobile lab coming to Bucks County schools

State and local officials have high hopes a mobile lab will bolster interests in technical fields for area students. The Bucks County Intermediate Unit No. 22 hosted a meeting Monday at its offices in Doylestown Township where state and area officials discussed how a...

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Senator Santarsiero Announces Summer Job Training Funds

HARRISBURG − February 26, 2019 − State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10), announced the funding award of $217,663 to the Bucks County Workforce Development Board for students and young adults seeking work opportunities this summer through the State/Local Internship...

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On Parkland anniversary, lawmakers tout safe gun bills

Current and former state lawmakers and Council Rock North students said it is imperative for elected officials in Harrisburg to pass measures relating to the safe storage of firearms to help prevent gun massacres like the one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in...

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